After a series of backandforth military strikes, it was spurred on further by soviet intelligence reports that indicated israel was planning a military campaign against syria. Her book covers four generations of the yacoub family, starting in 1963 and ending in the present, each chapter from a different. The title to this audiobook is somewhat misleading as this is really about the events which led up to the war as well as an almost minute by minute recounting of the combat. What made the experience of listening to six days of war the most enjoyable. Written clearly and logically and, most important of all, thoroughly documented, the book will be a classic regarding the background to and understanding of the sixday war.
Though it lasted for only six tense days in june, the 1967 arabisraeli war never really ended. The six day war should be known as the three hour war, for that is how long it took the israeli air force to neutralise almost the entire combined enemy air forces and leave israel with air. The breaking of the middle east, is well worth reading even though laron, a lecturer in international relations at hebrew university, focuses too much on the wars international context and, at times, relies too heavily upon unsubstantiated speculation. The six day war was fought between israel and egypt. Postwar development diplomacy and the struggle over third world industrialization, 19451956, 20, the six day war of june 1967 was fairly well settled within hours of its.
The best book ever written about the israeli army the tanks of tammuz, shabtai teveth s reporting on the sixday war, tells the story of the officers and soldiers who endured real fighting, no walkover and of the triumphant atmosphere that followed. The six days war facts, summary, overview, the end. The breaking of the middle east to be published, fittingly, around the wars 50th anniversary is both impressive and. Miracles of the sixday war discover first fruits of zion. Original 2volume book set, the six day war and war and victory, israel military. List of books and articles about sixday war online. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. It was an extraordinary human drama, which swept up a generation of israelis. A new book on the sixday war should be required reading.
The best book ever written about the israeli army the tanks of tammuz, shabtai teveths reporting on the sixday war, tells the story of the officers and soldiers who endured real fighting, no walkover and of the triumphant atmosphere that followed. Jan 01, 2017 guy larons forthcoming book, the sixday war. The breaking of the middle east yale university press, 2017 by guy laron, a lecturer in international relations at hebrew university. The 1967 war the sixday war after a period of relative calm, border incidents between israel and syria, egypt, and jordan increased during the early 1960s, with. The six day war occurred at a time of heightened tension between israel and its neighbouring arab countries. The threeweek period preceding the six day war was one of dread, shock and fright for the residents of the holy land. New york times bestseller the first comprehensive account of the epochmaking sixday war, from the author of allynow featuring a. Israels sweeping victory against the seemingly insurmountable opposition of surrounding nations is one of the great miracles of the modern era. The outnumbered israel defense forces achieved a swift and decisive victory in the brief war.
The six day war was a brief but bloody conflict fought in june 1967 between israel and the arab states of egypt, syria and jordan. May 22, 2017 50 years on, stories of the six day war and what came after. It is a time to reflect on the wars causes and enduring consequences, and a good place to begin is by reading the sixday war. Guy larons forthcoming book on the 1967 sixday warfittingly slated for publication in the year of the wars 50th anniversaryis both. Egypt worried israel close to nuclear bomb, haaretz, june 24, 2017. Original 2volume book set the six day war and war and. But, although there was practically unanimous national support for the governments insistence on peace treaties with the arab states as a condition of any settlement, there was much public debate on whether israel should be prepared to barter territories for peace in the event of direct negotiations. Arguably the most dramatic and emotional event in recent jewish history is the six day war. The six day war and eli cohen tuvia book the blogs.
A towering work of history and an enthralling human narrative, six days of war is the most important book on the middle east conflict to appear in a generation. About six days of war new york times bestseller the first comprehensive account of the epochmaking sixday war, from the author of ally now featuring a fiftiethanniversary retrospective though it lasted for only six tense days in june, the 1967 arabisraeli war never really ended. Map of the military movements and territorial changes durin g the six day war. Im delighted to announce that i have finally produced an ebook of stranded in the sixday war, the tale of the 14 merchant ships marooned in the suez canal at the start of the 1967 arabisraeli war. The sixday war was a brief but bloody conflict fought in june 1967 between israel and the arab states of egypt, syria and jordan. June 1967 and the making of the modern middle east by michael b. June 1967 and the making of the modern middle east is a detailed narrative of the six day war fought in 1967 between egypt, syria, jordan, and israel by michael oren. This year marks the 50 th anniversary of the sixday war. The atlantic monthly this is not only the best book so far written on the sixday war, it is likely to remain the best. Six days of war april 2, 2014 by ryan six days of war. The six day war was a defeat for the arab states, which lost more than half of their military equipment.
The suez canal was closed by the war, and israel declared that it would not give up jerusalem and that it would hold the other captured territories until significant progress had been made in arabisraeli relations. Should be a fascinating book about a pivotal event in modern israels history. Randolph churchill, son of the legendary wartime british prime minister, and his son, winston, coauthored this account of the six day war. Fifty years ago, during the dramatic events of the sixday war, the entire world saw a great miracle as god made war against israels enemies and redeemed the holy city of jerusalem. Its major cities were no longer within range of arab guns. The war, which ended on june 10, is known as the sixday war. The six day war involved three distinct battlefronts, tied together by a shared desire on the part of the surrounding arab states to eliminate israel and erase the shame of their defeat 19 years earlier when they failed to destroy the nascent jewish state. The backdrop to the event is complicated, but its roots lay in the actions of egyptian president gamal nasser. According to laron international affairshebrew univ. List of books and articles about sixday war online research. The united arab forces also had a decided edge with regards to weaponry and military equipment. Discover librarianselected research resources on sixday war from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines. June 1967 and the making of the modern middle east is a 2002 nonfiction book by americanborn israeli historian and israeli ambassador to. The sixday war was fought between israel and egypt.
Jun 06, 2001 the war that israel launched and won overwhelmingly created what are now core issues in the area that hinder peace negotiations and give the appearance of a forever conflict. They didnt start the war, israel did when they preemptively struck egypts grounded airforce and army. The conflict, which would shape the middle east as we know it today, had been simmering for months between israel and its. Was the six day war a defensive war, or was it an israeli act of aggression to expand its territory. June 1967 and the making of the modern middle east is a 2002 nonfiction book by americanborn israeli historian and israeli ambassador to the united states, michael oren, chronicling the events of the six day war fought between israel and its arab neighbors. Oren covers a lot of the military aspects of the six day war with its focus on the israeli side. More importantly than the 1967 war, look into the 1958 war, something israel regularly tries to forget. Map of the military movements and territorial changes during the sixday war. New york times bestseller the first comprehensive account of the epochmaking sixday war, from the author of allynow featuring a fiftiethanniversary retrospective though it lasted for only six tense days in june, the 1967 arabisraeli war never really ended.
The israeli air force wiped out the entire air fleet of egypt, jordan, syria, and iraq within the first few hours and then, over less than a week, israels army pushed the nations borders further out. Project muse promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. On the front lines of the six day war pressfield, steven on. Her book covers four generations of the yacoub family, starting in 1963 and ending in the present, each chapter from a.
In looking at any book about the israelpalestine or israeliarab conflict, the immediate. Know how things escalated at the time and whom the aggressor was from the get. Feb 21, 2017 a penetrating study of a conflict that, although brief, helped establish a middle eastern template that is operational today. The hope of a clean separation that would end what the six day war began is absent from these books. Israel emerged from the war in control of that part of jerusalem that had been controlled by jordan east jerusalem. Eyewitnesses tell the stories of the miraculous battles and events of the sixday war.
It was june 5, 1967, and the sixday war was about to begin. The book has been widely recognized as the definitive telling of the six day war. The territory of israel before the war is colored royal blue on this map, while the territories captured by israel during the war are depicted in various shades of green. May 24, 2017 guy larons challenging new book, the sixday war. God jehova is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Jun 05, 2019 the six day war should be known as the three hour war, for that is how long it took the israeli air force to neutralise almost the entire combined enemy air forces and leave israel with air. Sep 07, 2008 god jehova is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. The authors laid out the recent past of the middle east, setting the stage for the conflict. Supposedly, israel said egypt was massing on the border. The six day war paperback april 9, 2014 by randolph s. The sixday war occurred at a time of heightened tension between israel and its neighbouring arab countries. June 1967 and the making of the modern middle east. Orens book will remain the authoritative chronicle of the war. Jul 01, 2010 six days of war was a new york times bestseller and washington post best book award winner in 2002 and has gone on to be an internationally acclaimed bestseller.1348 1037 1306 1491 1419 472 1022 458 618 487 630 656 1370 1229 157 159 1385 1266 974 1362 1173 842 118 545 660 725 1115 1197 1496 1153 698 706 157 1436 610 88 655 579 401 890 18 608 1226 1238 942